I find Birdsight AU good for recording sightings, but you need to be aware
of the following problems with the CSV file it produces:
- The contents of the "state" and "country" fields are transposed
- The 3rd last and 2nd last fields are not named, which can cause a
problem with some software when importing the data
- The "observation comments" field is allowed to contain commas (,)
which cause it to be treated as multiple fields by most other software
- CSV means "comma separated values" and thus additional commas will
result in additional values
I have an Excel 2007 macro that converts the CSV file from Birdsight into a
CSV file suitable for importing into Eremaea Birds. If you would like a
copy, e-mail me directly.
On 14 December 2011 17:56, Roger Giller <> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> I also use Birdsight AU, but on an iPod Touch. Along with the Morcombe App
> and built in voice recorder, it is the complete field companion.
> I have never found the screen brightness a problem, I set it high enough
> compensate and if necessary shade the screen with my body.
> It has a couple of little quirks, such as when you want to make an entry
> the "notes" field for an observation, you have to backspace 4 times to
> remove the default value of "none". Hopefully this and a couple of similar
> non-critical annoyances will be fixed in the next release.
> I use it as my default field recorder, but always carry a notepad and
> as backup.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Sass
> Sent: Tuesday, 13 December 2011 2:17 PM
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Checklist for Ipads/iPhones
> Hello all,
> I was wondering if anyone knows of a program or excel spreadsheet that can
> be used as a checklist, so that you can 'check' off species in the field,
> then generate a list of species observed when back in the office? Surely in
> this age of technology there is some way of doing away with pen and
> paper....thoughts anyone?
> Steve Sass
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